Off the Screen: Soundwave ((6)) (sub)mersion
Copresented by MEDIATE and SF Weekly
Thursday, August 21, 2014 • 7:00 p.m.
Location: Exploratorium, Pier 15, Kanbar Forum
Admission: $15 general; $10 Members
Includes admission to museum evening hours
Please Note: Adults Only (18+)
In partnership with Exploratorium Cinema Arts, Soundwave immerses visitors in a cinematic, surround-sound event exploring ideas about the ecologies, stories, and properties of our most important natural resource—water.
Condition of Form, by Duo IN/S, features multi-channel audio recordings with hydrophones and a 16mm multi-projection filmed on commercial fishing boats out at sea. Examining life on, under, and around water, their piece exposes the adverse impacts on our oceans today, from radiation in the Pacific Ocean to global warming trends altering our fisheries.
Film artist Paul Clipson and sound artist Ashley Bellouin present a detailed study of the reflective, associative, and rhythmic qualities of water, and sound pioneer (in live digital looping) Pamela Z presents ACQUA, a suite of short works for voice, electronics, and video. Incorporating live and sampled watery sounds and images, these works are manipulated in real time with gesture-activated MIDI controllers and defused into the Forum—immersing and submerging viewers in a seemingly wet room.
Soundwave is a biennial festival of innovative sound, art, and music presented by MEDIATE Art Group. Each two year season brings together multi-disciplinary artists to investigate a new idea through sound that challenges the way you see, hear, and experience art and music.